Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack | plans to make a boot organizer

Wooden Boot Rack - plans to make a boot organizer | While there are still four more days left until the official beginning of winter - we have already had a significant taste of cold, snowy, wet weather. I do love the snow however, underneath those beautiful glistening blankets of white - lay a mucky mess of slush and mud. A mess to leave right at the front door. A wooden boot rack has been on our to-do list for quite some time now - so I was pretty excited to add it to our True Value list of projects we committed to complete this Continue reading

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to Make a Wooden Wheelbarrow Planter | fall wheelbarrow outdoor pumpkin display

How to make a wooden wheelbarrow planter | This time of year it seems as though we can't leave the store without another pumpkin, gourd or other piece of harvest inspired paraphernalia. My little guy loves grabbing something new for our collection each visit. (and I admit, I love this time of year just as much and may sneak in my own piece... or two) While we have been working on sprucing up the yard the past couple of weeks - I decided a wooden wheelbarrow would create the perfect home for displaying all of these gathered fall Continue reading

Painting Cornhole Boards | stained stripes

Painting Cornhole Boards | stained stripes

This post brought to you by FrogTape brand painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine. Painting Cornhole Boards | We refer to my brother as the cornhole king. He introduced us to cornhole long before it was the popular backyard game that it is today. I admit, it took us a while to follow suit, however considering there are so many little ones running around in our family - it a much safer alternative to throwing horseshoes - that the whole family can enjoy. He started making his own boards a couple of years ago and after one game we Continue reading

Staining Adirondack Chairs | preserving outdoor wooden furniture

Staining Adirondack Chairs | preserving outdoor wooden furniture

Staining Adirondack Chairs | A set of wooden Adirondack chairs have been on our wish since we moved in. There is just something about them that gives me that nostalgic feeling of grandma and grandpa sitting in the backyard with not a thing to do or a care in the world. For four years they have been bumped from the list each spring and replaced by bigger outdoor projects that have tended to take precedence. As we recently completed one of our biggest outdoor do-it-yourself projects to date (which I'll be sharing real soon) - I was asked to be Continue reading

Fabric Covered Cooler | custom monogrammed drink cooler

Fabric Covered Cooler | custom monogrammed drink cooler

This time of year we rarely leave the house without a cooler in hand. Between the fun festivities, summer socials and adventurous excursions icy cold beverages are a definite necessity - especially with the little guy in tow. Instead of settling for one of the typical red or blue deals - I decided to spice it up and create my own custom fabric covered cooler to carry around this season. The possibilities are endless to customize your own fabric covered cooler and best of all it doesn't require any precise crafting skills. Materials Continue reading

Tabletop S’mores Kit | homemade marshmallow roaster

Tabletop S’mores Kit | homemade marshmallow roaster

Roasting marshmallows has never been easier with help of this do-it-yourself tabletop s'mores kit. It's perfect for those nights when there's just not enough time to build an actual fire - or if you just want to snuggle up with your love ones, indoors. This tabletop s'mores kit is incredibly easy to put together as there is only one main element needed before your ready to roast, (besides the actual s'mores, of course) - the rest just makes for a pretty presentation. It doesn't cost much to whip up one of these kits either - making it a Continue reading

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

How to Drill Drainage Holes in Ceramic Flowerpots and Planters

I have come across many clay flowerpots and planters I absolutely adore only to pick them and find out they do not have any drainage holes. It's a big disappointment, considering pretty much all plants need adequate drainage to survive - however, it's not that difficult to drill drainage holes yourself with just a few simple supplies. I have used this method on several different ceramic containers over the years to create some pretty unique planters - even though they were not originally intended for plants. The key to properly drill Continue reading

Patio Herb Garden – Tiered Planters

Patio Herb Garden – Tiered Planters

Our herb garden this year has finally taken root. While there are still a few spots that need to fill in - I thought I'd better share now before it starts growing wild and out of control. For the past couple of years I have put together a small sized herb garden to sit on our back deck. I love the convenience of having fresh herbs growing just steps away from the back door. Plus, since they are easily accessible - and right next to the grill - we tend to use them a lot more. While visiting a local nursery earlier this spring, I happen to Continue reading

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

Succulent Wall Planter | How to Build a Vertical Garden

This post brought to you by Miracle-Gro. All opinions are 100% mine. Once the weather breaks I can not wait to get my hands in the dirt. While I'm inspired and intrigued by any living plant I can tuck in and around our garden - I am always looking for simple ways to incorporate them elsewhere outdoors. Today I'm working on our deck and put together this succulent wall planter to bring some green life to the space. Garden succulents are one of my favorite perennials and while there are a few that are finicky - there are many that are Continue reading

How to Make Patio Paver Planters

How to Make Patio Paver Planters

 I have a slight obsession with flowers this time of year. The minute the stores open up their garden section I am beyond giddy with excitement. Not only do I enjoy overfilling our flower beds and gardens; but any little nook and cranny I can stick a container pot, I do! I have gone through my fair share of pots; plastic ones that I spray painted and have chipped, terra cotta that have aged nicely but cracked, and large decorative fiberglass pots that are simply too expensive. The best pots I have found to date, that I can and have relied on Continue reading